L'Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House

L'Ancien Édifice de la Douane / The Old Custom House (HM1DTU)

Location: Montréal, Québec Communauté-Urbaine-de-Montréal
Country: Canada

N 45° 30.192', W 73° 33.255'

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Construite entre 1836 et 1838, l'ancienne douane est l'œuvre de John Ostell, l'un des plus importants architectes de ces années à Montréal. L'édifice de style palladien se distingue par son élégante façade ornée de pilastres et d'un large fronton. Situé face au fleuve, sur la vieille place du Marché, il soulignait l'essor commercial de Montréal et le nouveau rôle de la métropole. Le bâtiment abrita le service des douanes jusqi'en 1871 et conserva son harmonieuse apparence d'origine après d'importants travaux d'agrandissement en 1881-1882

Erected between 1836 and 1838, this striking Palladian-style custom house is the work of John Ostell, one of the most important Montréal architects of the period. The building is distinguished by an elegant façade embellished with pilasters and a wide pediment. Strategically sited on the former marketplace and facing the river, it signaled the rise of Montréal as a commercial centre and the city's new role as a metropolis. The building housed the customs service until 1871, and has maintained its harmonious appearance despite extensive enlargements in 1881-1882
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HM NumberHM1DTU
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByCommission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada / Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 612945 N 5039868
Decimal Degrees45.50320000, -73.55425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 30.192', W 73° 33.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 30' 11.5200" N, 73° 33' 15.3000" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 350-352 Place Royale, Montréal Québec , CA
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